Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which he/she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
The significantly increased amount of rainfall received across the forest has resulted in landslides making several roads impassable. Motorists are advised to use caution when driving on Forest Service roads and are asked to report hazardous road conditions they see to the Forest Supervisors Office at (530) 226-2500. For a list of roads damaged, please see this March 7, 2017 news release.
Antlers Public Boat Ramp, Centimudi Public Boat Ramp, Fairview Public Boat Ramp, Stuart Fork Public Boat Ramp
Date(s): Feb 24, 2017
Please be aware that on both Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake there is a large amount of floating woody debris. This is a normal annual occurrence that is most noticeable in the spring as the lakes rise. The location of woody debris is subject to prevailing winds and may be submerged, or just under the surface of the water. Floating woody debris can also block boat ramps. Boat operators are advised to keep a sharp lookout and proceed with caution when operating on the lakes.
Shasta Lake Area, Trinity Lake/Weaverville Area
Date(s): Jul 8, 2016
Whiskeytown, Shasta and Trinity Lakes National Recreation Area Boater Alert
Quagga and zebra mussels are a threat to our area and are now close by! The Colorado River system and many lakes in southern California have recently become infested. Since invading the U.S. in 1989, Quagga and Zebra mussels have become a 5 billion dollar maintenance and damage problem east of the Rockies.
They have altered fish and aquatic ecosystems, have caused extensive damage to boats, marinas, and water intake facilities, and will undoubtedly hurt us locally if they become established here.
CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY your boat
We don’t have them now, we don’t ever want to have them, and we should all do everything we can to prevent them from coming here!
Although growing marijuana on public lands is illegal, hidden marijuana grow sites are becoming more common. Years ago, marijuana was illegally planted on small patches of national forest.
Today, marijuana production on national forest lands poses substantial risks to employees, the public, and the environment. Many of the marijuana operations on public lands are associated with organized crime.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is in the process of replacing Antlers Bridge on Interstate 5 in Shasta County over the Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake near the community of Lakehead. The bridge is at or near the end of its service life. In addition, a 0.4 mile section of highway south of the bridge will be realigned due to a high accident rate. Traffic will remain on the existing bridge during construction of a new bridge on a parallel alignment. New right of way will be required. During the five-year construction, there will be some inconvenience to recreational activities and traffic. However, Antlers Boat Ramp will remain open and lake access through the construction zone will be maintained.